Mama Jean’s Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup – A Bowl of Comfort & Tradition

Experience the soothing warmth of Mama Jean’s Chicken Noodle Soup. It’s more than a meal – it’s a hug in a bowl for those cold days and nights.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6-8


  1. 2 chicken breasts or thighs (bone-in for richer flavor)
  2. 8 cups chicken broth
  3. 2 cups egg noodles
  4. 1 cup carrots, sliced
  5. 1 cup celery, chopped
  6. 1 onion, finely diced
  7. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  8. 2 bay leaves
  9. 1 tsp thyme (dried or fresh)
  10. Salt and pepper to taste
  11. 2 tbsp olive oil
  12. Optional: Fresh parsley and lemon wedges for serving


  1. Prepare the Meat: In a skillet over medium heat, cook the chopped onions until translucent. Add garlic, followed by the meat. Sprinkle in cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook until meat is browned and fully cooked. Drain excess fat.
  2. Assemble the Burritos: Lay out a tortilla. In the center, spread a quarter of the refried beans, followed by the meat mixture, and rice. Fold in the sides and roll up tightly.
  3. Sauce it Up: Place the rolled burritos in a baking dish. Pour the enchilada sauce over the burritos, ensuring they’re fully covered. Sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Bake: Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Bake burritos for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Serve: Plate up and garnish with optional toppings.

Pro Tips:

  • For a vegetarian twist, substitute meat with grilled veggies or tofu.
  • Pair with a refreshing salsa or guacamole for a fuller experience.

Why This Wet Burrito Recipe Stands Out:
Not all wet burritos are created equal. Ours is a blend of perfectly seasoned meat, beans, and rice, all wrapped up and smothered in a tangy enchilada sauce that tantalizes the taste buds. Whether you’re serving it at family dinners or parties, this dish is bound to be a crowd-pleaser.


  1. Can I freeze these burritos?
    Yes, these can be frozen before baking. Just wrap individually in foil and store in freezer bags. Bake from frozen, adding an additional 15 minutes to the cooking time.
  2. What’s the difference between a wet and dry burrito?
    The primary difference is the sauce. Wet burritos are smothered in sauce and often baked, while dry burritos aren’t.

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